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Thursday, March 29 • 12:20pm - 1:10pm
Panel: Open Networking Driving Data Center and Cloud Innovation - Moderated by Cliff Grossner, IHS Markit

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Open networking encourages innovation through collaboration. Open specifications and the reference code also allow vendors to leverage external networking competencies to formulate and commercialize new technologies at a rapid pace. Within a few years, the open source community has produced several breakthrough projects in cloud, NFV, SDN, and big data analytics. A switchover from closed to open networks will be essential to a high-tech economy. With this decision comes many potential challenges: deciding the key enabling technologies for Open Networking, avoiding OINO (Open-In-Name-Only) traps, picking through different open APIs options for Open Networking. This panel will explore the growing importance of open networking in driving creative, scientific and technological advancement, including automation leveraging AI and machine learning (ML).

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Clifford Grossner, Ph.D.

Senior Research Director & Advisor, IHS Markit
"Dr. Cliff Grossner is a Senior Research Director & Advisor for the Cloud and Data Center Research Practice at IHS Markit technology . He has more than 25 years of telecommunications industry experience covering market analysis, corporate and product strategy, product management... Read More →

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Kevin Deierling

Kevin Deierling is VP of marketing at Mellanox Technologies, responsible for enterprise, cloud, storage, big data, and machine learning businesses. Previously he served as VP of technology at Genia Technologies, Chief Architect at Silver Spring Networks, and VP marketing and busi... Read More →
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Bob Ghaffari

Enterprise-Cloud Networking Director, Intel
Bob Ghaffari is currently director within Intel’s Data Center / Network Platforms Group responsible for driving network solutions for Enterprise and Cloud. He works closely with leading Enterprise-Cloud customers as well as with industry leading partners to deliver agile, secu... Read More →
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Bhavani Krishnan

VP of Program and Product Management, CENGN
Bhavani is the VP of Program and Product Management at CENGN. She has 25+ years experience in the Telecom Services sector with Bell Canada, and in Product Management at Cisco Systems. Some of her notable career achievements include, the launch of the first data network in Canad... Read More →
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Walter Miron

Director of Technology Strategy, TELUS
Reporting to the Chief Technology Officer as the Director of Technology Strategy, Walter Miron is responsible for delivering strategies and technology to better serve our enterprise customers. Most recently Walter led the introduction of SD-WAN at TELUS. He has over 20 years of e... Read More →

Thursday March 29, 2018 12:20pm - 1:10pm
Wilshire Grand Ballroom I
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